Texas family hopes to change the law on medical marijuana. It's a long shot.

One Richardson family with an autistic child hopes to change the law so they’ll no longer have to break it.

Mark Zartler prepares a tiny amount of marijuana for a vapor treatment for his autistic daughter, Kara, who hits herself in the face. He says she stops hurting herself minutes after inhaling the vapor.
Mark Zartler prepares a tiny amount of marijuana for a vapor treatment for his autistic daughter, Kara, who hits herself in the face. He says she stops hurting herself minutes after inhaling the vapor.  Bill Zeeble / KERA News

In Texas, only a handful of people can legally use medical marijuana. So the vast majority who use it that way just keep quiet. One Richardson family with an autistic child has broken its silence. They hope to change the law so they’ll no longer have to break it.

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